Rachel Carson

1907 - 1964

A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on attitude, destruction, indifference, plants, and reason

Our attitude towards plants is a singularly narrow one. If we see any immediate utility in a plant we foster it. If for any reason we find its presence undesirable or merely a matter of indifference, we may condemn it to destruction forthwith.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on danger, death, history, time, and world

For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on age, arrogance, control, and nature

The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on challenge and nature

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery - not over nature but of ourselves.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on america, beauty, birds, silence, and songs

Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Source: "The Silent Spring," 1962

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